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Jim Rivera getting ready to ship out.


Famous Smoke Shop Sales Agent: Jim Rivera

Position At Famous: Sales Agent

Service Branch: U.S. Navy

Rank attained: HM3

Location(s) where stationed: Great Lakes IL , Norfolk VA, Phila. PA, Charelston SC

Name of unit: Philadelphia Naval Hospital

Name of ship and mission/area of operations: USS Detroit AOE4, USS Frank Cable AS-40 > Medical

About Jim’s military experience: 

During my teen years I was a major beach bum and have always been fascinated with the sea, so I joined the U.S. Navy, where I served for 4 years as a hospital corpsman. It allowed me to meet people from all walks of life and was perhaps the greatest social education I’ve ever received. At the time I did not smoke cigars; that came later.

About Jim’s cigar smoking habits:

Like many cigar smokers, I started out with mild cigars and eventually developed a palate for medium to full strength through the years depending on the cigar and  time of day. My everyday smoke is a Rocky Patel Rosado or Fonseca Series F; during the weekend it’s a Hemingway Best Seller or Ashton Virgin Sun Grown.

Why Jim loves his job:

As a Sales Agent at Famous Smoke Shop I get to speak with customers from all over the country, and enjoy assisting them while I take their orders. I also like offering them suggestions on cigars I believe they would enjoy, it gives me a lot of satisfaction to help a cigar lover find a new favorite smoke.

Bruce Martin - Cigars For Warriors

Name: Bruce Martin

Position at Famous:  Web Developer

Service Branch: Army

Rank attained: Specialist

Years of service: 1987 – 1991

Location(s) where stationed: Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Huntsville, AL, Grafenwöhr, Germany, Ft. Lewis WA

Name of unit: 574th Ord Co.

About Bruce’s military service:

It was only after getting to Basic Training; I learned I had another name. Fred. Yes, as proof that all soldiers are the same no matter where we came from. We had to learn we were one unit, one force and no different from the soldier next to you, “Fred”, the soldier on the right is no different than “Fred” the soldier on the left of you.

About Bruce’s role at Famous and his smoking habits:

I develop backend code for the family of websites run by Famous-Smoke Shop. I’m A former cigarette smoker, and I now occasionally enjoy the infusion of flavors from Tabak Especiale, Tatiana, and Acid cigars.

Why Bruce loves his job:

The challenge. Never running from a challenge, I enjoy facing them head on, resolving the impediments to accomplish the goal. There is never a lack of challenges, making each day more interesting than the last.

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Name: Brian Dierks

Position at Famous: Web Developer

Service Branch: U.S. Navy

Rank attained: ATI-2 (E-5)

Years of service:  1987 – 1994

Location(s) where stationed: N.A.S. Whidbey Island, WA

Name of unit:

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (A.I.M.D) Sea Operational Detachment (S.O.D.) W/C 64B attached to

U.S.S. Forrestal CV-59 (primary)

U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71

U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CVN-72

Name of ship and mission/area of operations: 6th Fleet Operation Desert Storm

About Brian’s military service:

Since leaving the Navy, Brian's busy schedule of web coding and rocking out has prevented him from finding a new barber shop.

Since leaving the Navy, Brian’s busy schedule of web coding and rocking out has prevented him from finding a new barber shop.

My first encounter with discounted tobacco products was when we got 12 miles off the coast and the ship’s smoke shop opened. While civilians on land were paying $2 for a pack of smokes, we were paying $.75… suckers! We would go grab some Swisher Sweets, shoot pool, smoke and drink all night. We weren’t very well versed in cigars back then, and it’s not like there were premium cigars available at the Exchange.

About Brian’s role at Famous and his smoking habits:

After coming on board here at Famous way back in ’12 as a web developer,  I was able to try out some premium cigars. I have found that I prefer mild to medium robustos, and my favorite is the Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne. I also enjoy the CAO Potomac and the Alec Bradley American Classic Blend Robusto.

Why Brian loves his job:

Working here at Famous Smoke-Shop has been a pleasure compared to some other places I’ve worked – I mean, now-a-days, how many places will let you enjoy a cigar while sitting at your desk building the web pages that bring people such fantastic discounts?

ryan alin staff military

In addition to his brave service and slick web coding skills, Ryan built this section of the site that you’re browsing right now!

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Ryan enjoying a fine cigar after a hard day’s coding.

Name: Ryan Alin

Position at Famous: Web Developer

Service Branch: US Army Infantry

Rank attained: Specialist (E-4)

Years of service: 1996 – 2000

Name of unit: HHC 2/8 Inf, 4th ID

About Ryan’s military service:

For me, cigar smoking in the Service was a way to relax when the entire rest of your world was crazy. When you didn’t know where you were going, or what you would be doing, or when you would get back from doing it, you could bring a few sticks with you and know that you had a few hours of relaxation stashed in your ruck. When you were in a desert, or a jungle, or some backwoods training ground with no way to connect to home, you could close your eyes, light up a cigar and for just a moment pretend you weren’t deep in the thick of it doing things you would rather not be doing, and pretend that all was right in the world again.

About Ryan’s role at Famous Smoke Shop and his smoking habits:field2

I’m a Front-End Web Developer here at Famous, which means I get to make the pretty interactive bits that let people like myself buy the cigars I love to smoke, which is really a win/win scenario for me. I’m a two to three a day cigar smoker and I prefer medium to full-bodied smokes. A glass of scotch and a cigar out by the fire pit sounds like a perfect evening to me.

Why Ryan loves his job:

I love working at Famous because the people here quickly became like family. It’s a company that I am proud to be a part of. I get to do the two things I love to do: web development and cigar smoking, and I get to do them for the company that provided me with my cigars before I worked here. From the ownership to the management to all of the employees, you can feel the love for the pastime and the cigar smoking industry.

Richard Pierson - Cigars For Warriors

Name: Richard Pierson

Position at Famous: Network and System Admin

Service Branch: USN USANG

Rank attained: E5/E7

Years of service: USN 1969-1977, ANG 1977-1997

Location(s) where stationed: Comsubpac, Pearl Harbor, 2017 Communications Flight Squadron Willow Grove Pa, USS Will Rogers, Groton CT.

Name of unit: ANG 3/112FA

Name of ship and mission/area of operations: USS Will Rogers, Atlantic Fleet.

 

About Richard’s military service:

The only time I smoked cigars in the military was to ward off mosquitoes and other insects. Back then I was a cigarette smoker.

About Richard’s role at Famous Smoke Shop:

I’m the Network and Systems Administrator for Famous Smoke Shop. I was a cigarette smoker for years, so my first real exposure to premium handmade cigars was when I started working here. After about a year, I quit smoking cigarettes entirely. I now tend towards full-bodied Toro and Robusto sizes. I have my favorite brands, but pretty much enjoy every cigar I’ve had here.

Why Richard loves his job:

Great people to work with and for. Always something to get into and the opportunity to do and learn things that are out of your comfort zone. It’s a challenging and fun job. To work on computers and network stuff, smoke and evaluate cigars, while having a cigar bar and a good restaurant in the same building, what else is there?

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Ed is the Team Lead of Famous’s Guest Services department, helping customers to find the right cigars and accessories.

Name: Ed Bearby

Position at Famous:  Sales Team Supervisor

Service Branch: U.S. Navy

Rank attained: Chief Petty Officer

Years of service: 1962 – 1976

Location(s) where stationed: Various Sea and Land Stations

Name of unit: CAG-30

Name of ship and mission/area of operations: Pacific Fleet

 

About Ed’s military service:

As a young sailor I worked for a Chief Petty Officer who was always walking around with a stogie in his mouth. As time went on and I advanced in rank, he finally took me under his wing and introduced me to cigar smoking. We used to sit outside the club, drink a few beers and smoke whatever cigars we could get our hands on. I don’t believe I ever smoked a true premium cigar until later in life.

About Ed’s role at Famous Smoke Shop and his smoking habits:

My role at Famous is as the Team Leader of our “Guest Services Sales” team. We handle the inbound sales calls and assist our customers in the selection of cigars and accessories. I am a social cigar smoker who enjoys a quality cigar with a cocktail or just sitting outside on the deck with a couple of friends. I prefer cigars from Drew Estate but I also enjoy many other brands. My co-workers here at Famous are always introducing me to new brands, and I will normally purchase a 5 or 10 cigar sampler just to try even more untried brands. Among them all, I have only found one that I really did not enjoy.

Why Ed loves his job:

The staff here at Famous Smoke Shop create a very friendly work environment, that makes coming to work every day an enjoyable experience. Dealing with our customers is one of the most pleasant experiences, since cigar smokers are generally very pleasant and want to talk to someone who can assist them or just talk to them about cigars in general. So, being a cigar smoker is a great asset when talking with our customers.

christina famous bartender military

Christina tends the bar at Famous’s on-site cigar bar, Leaf. She keeps customers happy!

Name: Christina BarbatiChristina_1

Position at Famous: Bartender

Service Branch: Army National Guard

Rank attained: Sergeant

Years of service: 2008-current

Location(s) where stationed: Ali Al Saleem- 1 year

Name of unit: HHC 228

About Christina’s military service:

I have been in the military since high school so it’s a big part of my life. Over the years I have met tons of great people and learned a lot of new things. While in Kuwait I learned a lot about the culture and how different people interact. Although we didn’t have cigars in Kuwait we enjoyed smoking hookah as a pass time.

About Christina’s role at Famous Smoke Shop and her smoking habits:

Currently I am a bartender for the Leaf restaurant. I do not smoke cigars, yet! But do enjoy the aroma.

Why Christina loves her job:

I enjoy working with Famous because of the team work between the staff and the ambiance that the restaurant gives off.

 

 

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Easton, PA (PRWEB) April 6, 2014

Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s leading online distributor of discount premium cigars. The company has just announced they are shipping out their monthly Operation: Cigars for Warriors donation with this month’s shipment including just over 2,500 cigars.

Famous Smoke Shop is an online distributor of discount premium cigars specializing in offering the web’s widest cigar selection, best prices, and expert customer service. In conjunction with Operation: Cigars for Warriors, Famous Smoke Shop has shipped out a new cigar donation of heading for our men and women in uniform overseas who help protect our freedoms.

Operation: Cigars for Warriors is a great cause that helps troops relax when not in the comforts of their own home, or country for that matter. According to their website, “Our top priority is collecting then dispersing premium cigars to US Military Personnel serving in a designated Combat Zones. Our second priority is filling requests from US Military Personnel on long term remote deployments OCONUS. As supplies permit, requests from US Forces stationed OCONUS will be considered.”

They continue, “This mission that we have taken up is one of great importance as we know that some of these fine men and women would not be able to enjoy well-deserved moments of reassurance and relaxation without the generosity of sponsors and individual donors. Op: Cigars for Warriors is the link between donation and recipient. We hope that you may be able to assist us in continuing this mission now and in the future. We are in great need of corporate sponsors that can send us donations on a regular basis along with individuals that want to send what they can, when they can. Just as every warrior matters, so does every cigar.”

People can donate cigars or money to Operation: Cigars for Warriors by logging on to their website or contacting a cigar shop that works in conjunction with the cause.

People interested in learning more about Famous Smoke Shop or Operation: Cigars for Warriors should visit Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

About Famous Smoke Shop
Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

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Easton, PA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014

Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s leading online distributor of discount premium cigars. The company has just announced they are shipping out their monthly Operation: Cigars for Warriors donation with this month’s shipment including just over 3,000 cigars.

Famous Smoke Shop is an online distributor of discount premium cigars specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars, the best prices, and expert customer service. In conjunction with Operation: Cigars for Warriors, Famous Smoke Shop ships out their monthly donation of cigars heading for our men and women in uniform overseas who help protect our freedoms. This month, Famous Smoke Shop was able to send over 3,000 cigars to these brave soldiers.

Operation: Cigars for Warriors is a great cause that helps troops relax when not in the comforts of their own home, or country for that matter. According to their website “Our top priority is collecting then dispersing premium cigars to US Military Personnel serving in a designated Combat Zones. Our second priority is filling requests from US Military Personnel on long term remote deployments OCONUS. As supplies permit requests from US Forces stationed OCONUS will be considered.”

They continue “This mission that we have taken up is one of great importance as we know that some of these fine men and women would not be able to enjoy well-deserved moments of reassurance and relaxation without the generosity of sponsors and individual donors. Op: Cigars for Warriors is the link between donation and recipient. We hope that you may be able to assist us in continuing this mission now and in the future. We are in great need of corporate sponsors that can send us donations on a regular basis along with individuals that want to send what they can, when they can. Just as every warrior matters, so does every cigar.”

People can donate cigars or money to Operation: Cigars for warriors by logging on to their website or contacting a cigar shop that works in conjunction with the cause.

People interested in learning more about Famous Smoke Shop or Operation: Cigars for Warriors should visit Famous-Smoke.com, Cigarsforwarriors.org, or call 800-564-2486.

About Famous Smoke Shop
Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

Originally posted at : http://www.prweb.com/releases/operation-cigars-for/warriors-famous-smoke/prweb11673165.htm

cigars, charity, operation cigars for warriors, military, cigars for troops, famous smoke shopEaston, PA (PRWEB) December 9, 2013

Famous Smoke Shop, a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has partnered with the charitable organization Operation: Cigars for Warriors to donate a large number of premium cigars to men and women currently serving in the military. The company’s retail store will be hosting and contributing to a cigar donation drive on December 13 and 14.

Famous Smoke Shop, the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium handmade cigars, has aligned with Operation: Cigars for Warriors to support their mission of collecting and distributing premium cigars to our brave men & women serving in combat zones around the globe. Famous Smoke Shop is Operation: Cigars for Warriors’ largest corporate sponsor, with a commitment to provide nearly $50,000 in contributions that go directly to our US military personnel.

To enhance their efforts this holiday season, Famous Smoke Shop and Leaf Cigar Bar will be matching one cigar for every cigar purchased and/or donated from Friday December 13th to Saturday December 14th at their retail location in Forks Township. It is Famous Smoke Shop’s way to honor, show respect and thank those putting it all on the line for us back home. The company receives requests from many soldiers who have no one here in the U.S. to send care packages to them, and would otherwise receive nothing.

“It’s a little taste of home for our Military Heroes – a good cigar at the end of a day, together with a chance to unwind while working hard so far away from family and friends,” says CFW founder and president, Storm Boen. “This is Operation: Cigars for Warriors, and it’s an amazing network of volunteers working to help make that relaxing moment happen for our troops. Soaring requests for premium smokes prove that the giving of such a small item, a single cigar, makes a huge impact on their well-being. And that’s the primary mission of Op: CFW, to send premium cigars and cigar-related items to our troops in war zones.”

CFW representatives, Rick and Robert Nease, will be on location to help promote the donation drive and to provide information to customers who are interested in learning more about the organization. Famous Smoke Shop will be running a variety of promotions including discounts on military collector cigar tins and other American themed tobacco products, prizes and giveaways, as well as an additional 10% discount for all military personnel past and present.

Famous Smoke Shop released the following statement to their customers in regards to this event: “Please join us in supporting our endeavor to send love, honor, and respect—one cigar at a time to those whose sacrifices never end. We are in need of cigars, cutters, lighters, water pillows, travel humidors etc… We are working continuously to fill the requests & we would like to thank everyone for the support & donations.”

For more information, please contact Director of Marketing, Alexandra Renzetti at (610) 559-7000 ext. 160 or arenzetti(at)famous-smoke(dot)com.

About Famous Smoke Shop
Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

Originally Posted at : http://www.prweb.com/releases/famous-smoke-shop/cigars-for-warriors/prweb11404467.htm